There's nothing as exciting as the month-by-month development of your baby. And the more you understand about how he grows, the better you'll be able to build a relationship with your baby even before he's born. Your pregnancy is divided into three periods, or trimesters, according to the way your baby grows and develops.
Even though you are probably not physically aware of it, your baby's first trimester is one of fast and furious development when it will grow from a tiny fertilized egg into 9cm fetus (recognizable as a human being) with a beating heart, a head, arms and legs and whom you could now either call 'he or she', if you could see their tiny private parts clearly!
Baby's second trimester sees her develop into a miniature of the baby she will be at birth, including her activity levels!
The growth spurt is on during baby's third trimester and she will grow from just under 1 kg up to her birth weight of 3-4 kg.
If you're observant and aware, you and your partner can be in touch with, and care for, your unborn baby throughout pregnancy.
Fetal health is something that every mother worries about, but fetal health problems are very, very rare, so try not to be too anxious.
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